Earlier this month, I mentioned that I was in a rut. I think I’m on the way out!
This weekend, I went to a beauty salon and got a haircut — the first haircut I’ve had since becoming a mom! Wow, it was time. I don’t love the cut, but anything is better than my daily sloppy ponytail. The salon also offered me a complimentary hand massage. Yes, please!
After that, I had my eyebrows threaded and grabbed a cookie at the food court.
Did I mention I was by myself? I’m very rarely out in public without Johnny. Just having a little bit of quiet time to take care of myself did lots for me.
I’ve noticed that when you spend the bulk of your time caring for others, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. Just like they say on airplanes: Put on your own oxygen mask first! Then, help your kiddo. Or something like that.
Also this weekend, we discovered a new-to-us thrift store that we love. Clean, well-organized, and high-quality goods. I picked up a lined brown jacket/blazer for a dollar. A dollar!
A similar item had been on my fall clothes shopping list, and I’m glad I got it for such a bargain.
I plan to check out other thrift stores in this area to see where other deals may be had. If you haven’t been to any of your local thrift stores in awhile (or ever) it might be a good time to give ’em a look!
Lastly, I’m trying to put a bit more structure into my days. Being a SAHM with a do-it-yourself schedule, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to get things done. Know what I mean? I do well with structure, but creating my own order seems to be harder for me.
I’ve tried FlyLady in the past, but her system isn’t quite for me. I checked out Sidetracked Home Executives* from the library and while it had some good concepts (and lots of sidetracking, heh) I don’t think a 3×5″ notecard system is quite right for me, either.
I’m putting together my own organizer, sort of control journal/home management binder style.
It’s too soon to tell whether I’ll be able to create something I stick with, but I’m hopeful.
To sum up — if you’re finding yourself in a rut like me, be sure to take care of yourself! And never underestimate the power of a haircut.